Top Stories by Edward M. Goldberg
When you get a new car you look into the glove box and find a small book that
explains the day to day operation of the car. The same is true for your
What happened to the users guide for the AWS EC2 Servers?
First of all AWS calls them instances and gives them strange names like
i-12345678 that are not very easy to remember. So to start off most users
are lost just finding the server they just Launched (like a boat?).
This document covers the basics. How to use a new server (read instance)
you booted up (Launched) in AWS EC2.
After you read this document you will know the “Lay of the land” and will
have a good idea of how to drive this car off the lot and change the oil.
Preparation for Deployment
Get all of the parts of the server in place first. A good list would look
Decide what OS to use, I use CENTOS. Pick the AMI to launch from, I like
the ... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
This time AWS has does it right. The Relational Database Servers in AWS
called “RDS” are the “Real Thing”.
I just transferred over my whole Drupal DB in a few moments to an RDS
Instance. Is was very simple.
Let me show you the one line command solution:
(Warning Linux command comes next!)
$ mysqldump –add-drop-table –databases Comments EdwardMGoldberg NOC
myCloudWatcher_drupal wikidb | mysql -h
mycloudwatcher.xxx.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com -u TheCloudWatcher
(all password info is fake)
Let me break down this command into the parts:
Cloud Computing and Rails are a natural good fit. With tools provided by
New Relic integrated into the RightScale Deployment and Monitoring platform
you have a Best Practice Monitoring system.
I Deploy and Watch servers all day as part of the http://myCloudWatcher.com
service. When I started to build the demo for this next RightScale Webinar
I learned more about my application in the first few hours with the tools
then I had ever seen before.
Please come join me at the Webinar and learn how you can instrument you next
Deployment and provide top quality service with your next pr... (more)
Today, AWS Amazon RDS (Relational Database Servers in the AWS Cloud) are a
new Beta and needs to be used as a “peek at that the future” for the IT
staff and CTO. Developers need to wrap their minds around Relational
Database as a service. The time has come for this to be a real SaaS.
The “Big Table” was easy to “pu pu” and say “It does not fit the
model”. RDS is the “real thing” a transactional Relational Database
with all the bells and …
IMHO, we need to start looking at this new model by placing non-mission
critical Backup Systems for Fail Over in RDS. The cost of transfer... (more)
SPLUNK> just added Partner templates and Scripts (RightScrips) to the
This is a great pair to have on your team. These two players add depth of
monitoring to your Deployments. RightScale takes the low level server
meterics very nicely and SPLUNK> watches all of the application logs for you.
Now with this pair set up on every server in every Cloud Deployment. You
have one place to search the indexed logs for all of your servers and control
all of the Deployments in any location from one place.
I will be doing a Webinar talking with Michael Wilde of... (more)